Our Air, Our Chance,
AIRE (Air Quality Investigation and Research for Equity) is a yearlong community-based research project aimed to bring awareness, education, unity, and action around poor air quality in the Commerce City, Globeville, Elyria-Swansea communities due to toxic air pollution from Suncor.
We have multiple parts of the project where community involvement is key! If you want to make a difference in your community and be compensated for your time, sign up for the project you are interested in!
Our programs are rooted in the belief that those impacted by the issues lead the best community nonprofit work. The best programs and policies are developed with community members at the table and meaningfully engaged. We work collaboratively to build health equity, and community capacity for positive policy and systems change.
All training is offered in Spanish and was developed by the Latinx community honoring its strengths and the wisdom that already exists in the community. This training recognizes the importance of language and culture in exercising collective power and expanding our advocacy.
This helps us identify problems in the community and advocate collectively. We train and support the most impacted community members to have a place at the table where decisions are made. We work with local jurisdictions and elected officials by opening space and welcoming and including community members in policy development and civic participation.